Monthly Archives: January 2014


June 8 at Wild West City.  Cub Scouts go from town to town and use skills based on their current rank to earn “gold nuggets”.  Online registration opens April 1.  For more info, click here.

Monster Jam – Monster Truck Show

Last June over 1,200 Scouts and families attended the Monster Jam.  Don’t miss the next opportunity!

Monster Jam – Pit Party and Show Friday, February 14, 2014, 7:30 pm sharp at Izod Center. The Pit Party begins at 5:30 PM has a festival-like feel. Fans have the chance to see all 16 trucks up-close and in person, meet the drivers, get autographs, and take pictures. Food, beverage and merchandise are available for purchase. Order tickets before February 7th 11:30 AM

Featured Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Carl Van Horn, Madusa®, Grave Digger The Legend® driven by Adam Anderson, Captain America driven by Chad Fortune, Thrasher driven by Pat Summa, Black Stallion driven by Mike Vaters, Overkill Evolution driven by Mike Vaters Jr. and More …

Monster Jam Video

For tickets

For Promotional flyer to share  MJ Patriots Path CODE.pdf


Harlem Globetrotters Scout Day!

Family fun on Presidents Day 2/17/14 at 11:00 AM!

Organize your Scout unit, friends and families for an afternoon of amazing fun. Classic basketball stunts and wizardry performed with incredible athletic skill and showmanship!


Promotional Flyer HG Patriots’ Path CODE.PDF

More GlobeTrotters information

Camp Cards

There’s still time to sell your 2014 Camp Cards.  This is a no lose fundraiser for your unit.  For $5 the buyer gets over $150 in valuable coupons.  The unit gets 1/2 the money from the sale.  You just pay for the Camp Cards sold.  If you need more, we’ve got them.  If you don’t sell them all, we will take back what you don’t sell (as long as they are in good condition).

For more information or to order cards go to or contact Linda Mickel at

Munsee District Pinewood Derby Championship and Pinewood Derby Gran Prix Open

Gentlemen( and Ladies) Start Your Engines for the Munsee District Pinewood Derby Championship and Pinewood Derby Gran Prix Open!!

This year the District Pinewood Derby is expected to be bigger than ever.  In addition to the speed competition for trophies, there will be Cub Scout Choice Awards for over fifteen categories.  Cars can be entered based on Workmanship and Originality alone.  A contingent of area Girl Scouts are expected to be in the Open Division.  Don’t miss the fun!

What: Munsee District Pinewood Derby Championship and Pinewood Derby Gran Prix Open!

Who: Cub Scouts who have placed in Munsee Cub pack Pinewood Derbies  AND ANYONE interested in competing in our OPEN DIVISION

Where: Cranford Community Center

When: March 1 starting at 10:00 AM (see flyer for details)

How much: Preregistered participants before 2/26  $8


Paver Bricks

Patriots’ Path Council invites you to become a permanent part of our council through the purchase of individual engraved bricks.  A Scouter’s walkway is being created, leading to and surrounding the area of the flag poles and Mackenzie statue “The Boy Scout”.  You can pave a path for the future of Patriots’ Path Council Service Center by memorializing a loved one, honoring friends and family, commemorating a special achievement (Eagle Scout), honoring a retiring Scoutmaster or remembering a pack, troop, crew, post or ship’s special anniversary.  Leave a lasting message from your business or chartering organization.

Download the application via the URL listed below::

A Scouter’s One Week Vacation in New Mexico!

Take a break and travel with us to Albuquerque, Madrid, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos, and Cimarron.

All BSA Scouters, Scouting Alumni, and friends are invited.

October 18 through 26, 2014

Click here for a one minute video overview.

Click here for more information and your vacation application.

(Please click on blue links for venue details. Videos best played full screen and best audio)

Hitch up the wagons we are on our way to New Mexico . Plans are in place for super surprises. We will visit Acoma the Sky City,  Old Town Albuquerque, Sandia Mountain Tram, Old Miming Town of Madrid, , Turquoise Trail, Santa Fe’s Museum Hill, Los Alamos, the Enchanted Circle and much more. There will be plenty of time to explore the sights and sounds on your own. But best of all you will have two full days to enjoy and explore spectacular Philmont and its Magic Mountains in the fall.

You will ride along the Enchanted Circle and through Cimarron Canyon where the great train wreck in the Lone Ranger movie was filmed. We are planning a super professional seminar on the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. Our guide David Werhane, Director of Philmont Museums, will emphasize the historic preparation going on at Philmont and especially at Rayado. Rayado, a National Historic Place, will become an American treasure and a center piece of the soon to be Philmont Educational Center.


You will be among the first to visit Philmont’s spectacular 2013 addition, the Chase Ranch. From your school days do you remember Governor Lew Wallace and Ben-Hur? Well some of Ben-Hur was written in the Chase Ranch House. Maybe a short walk on the new 12 mile hiking and biking pathway along the Santa Fe Trail from Cimarron to Rayado will get you in the mood for some wonderful western history.


Vacation Briefings and General Information

Open House Information Sessions 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 2nd and repeated 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 16th.

Patriots’ Path Council Service Center

We only have space for 40 vacationers.

Be certain to log the dates into your calendar right now.

Click here for more information and your vacation application



Click here for a glimpse of New Mexico in the fall.

Check out the fall news from New Mexico. Click here.

How about checking in with Philmont for the latest? Click here.

And then there is our good friend and guide Nancy Klein at Villa Philmonte. Click here.


Need some help? Then please contact Jennifer Volz (


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SAVE THE DATE: Sussex District First-Aid-O-Ree

The Sussex District is hosting the 2014 First-Aid-O-Ree at Wallkill Valley Regional H.S. (10 Grumm Rd Hamburg, NJ) on Feb 22, 2014 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

All troops, teams, and crews are welcome to enter a team to compete.

  • Teams should have a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 15.
  • Units may enter more than one team!
  • Teams will be required to have 2 adult leaders present.
  • One adult leader will serve as a judge for the competition with no leader judging his or her own unit.
  • Points will be awarded for Accuracy, Speed, Neatness and Safety in 6 First Aid situations.
  • Troops will bring a proper First Aid Kit, bandages, splints, stretcher poles, blankets, etc.
  • A timed Knot Tying competition will serve as a Tie Breaker.
  • A Plaque will be awarded to the winning team.
  • All participants will receive an event patch.
  • Full Snack Bar will be available for purchases.
  • Entrance Fee of $30.00 per team is due by February 6, 2014

More information can be found at:

Deadline Fast Approaching: Sussex Klondike Derby

The deadline to register for the 2014 Sussex Klondike Derby, In Search of the Yeti, is January 17thThe Klondike will be held at Camp Somers, Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Stanhope, NJ from Friday, Jan. 24th to Sunday Jan. 26th.  Patrols will be given their mission which will direct them to their stations of Scouting skills. They will be directed in a pre-determined rotation of stations. The patrol leader will show his leadership while searching for the Yeti Beast. Clues of the Yeti’s location will be given at each station.

Your job as a loyal Scout is to do your best as you are tested in skills that would be found in the handbook for Tenderfoot rank up to Star rank. You will be awarded points on how you did. Scout spirit will also be graded which will help you.  You are to follow the list of needed materials to carry on your Klondike sled.  Your sled will be inspected and Scouts will be judged on how they are dressed for weather! The patrol may be penalized for lack of preparation.

A Saturday dinner will be given in our dining hall followed by our award ceremony.  More information can be found at:

Raritan Valley Klondike

Register now for the Klondike!

Who: Boy Scouts
When: February 1, 2014
Where: “The Loop” at Watchung Reservation
Cost: $8.00

Click here for the flyer.